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Statement

Updated coal ash standards will clean up hundreds of contaminated sites

After nearly ten years, EPA has updated its standards regulating the management of coal ash, the toxics-laden waste that is left behind after coal is burned. PSR welcomes this long-overdue standard.

Letter to Congress on FY25 Environmental Health Funding

Letter to Congress signed by PSR and other health groups, in support of increased funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health, which would…

Fracking With Forever Chemicals In West Virginia

Fracking with “Forever Chemicals” in West Virginia

Information unearthed and analyzed by PSR shows that since 2013, oil and gas companies have hydraulically fractured or “fracked” some West Virginia natural gas wells with a class of extremely toxic and persistent chemicals known as PFAS.

Farm Policy Letter

Letter to Congress in support of farm policy that prioritizes both affordable and nutritious food and clean air and water.

Fracking Compendium 9

Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking and Associated Gas and Oil Infrastructure

The ninth edition of the fracking “Compendium,” a collection of some 2,000 abstracts of and links to medical, scientific and investigative reports about the consequences of oil and gas drilling, fracking, and infrastructure.

Mats Letter 06 23

Comments to EPA on Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

Health and medical organizations including PSR submitted these comments to the U.S. EPA on standards for hazardous pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

Compendium 8

Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking and Associated Gas and Oil Infrastructure

The eighth edition of PSR’s fracking “Compendium,” a collection of some 2,000 abstracts of and links to medical, scientific and investigative reports about the consequences of oil and gas drilling, fracking, and infrastructure.

Testimony

Mercury and Air Toxics PSR Testimony

PSR’s Barbara Gottlieb and Climate Ambassadors Janis B. Petzel, MD and Alan Lockwood, MD, FAAN, FANA, testified in support of the EPA reaffirming and strengthening the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants rule.

Webinar: Fracking with PFAS in Colorado

PSR webinar featuring Dusty Horwitt, author of our report on fracking chemicals in Colorado, and Sonya Lunder of Sierra Club.

Testimony

PSR Testimony on Toxic Mercury Pollution

PSR Environment & Health Program Director Barbara Gottlieb testified on the need for the EPA to reinstate their Mercury and Air Toxics rule, which limits toxic air and water pollution from coal-fired power plants.